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Thousands attend first Castaic Days

The first ever Castaic Days was held this weekend, giving Castaic residents and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley a chance to relax by Castaic Lake and enjoy the fishing, kayaking, food and live entertainment.

Renee Garneau-Sabol, Castaic Area Town Council member and coordinator of Castaic Days, said the event was designed to showcase Castaic Lake, especially because it recently underwent improvements in the form of new playgrounds and upgraded walkways.

July 05, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open house focuses on building safety

Just how safe is your house?

Santa Clarita city building officials will help answer that question at a Building Safety Week Open House on Tuesday morning.

July 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV student composes music for Madonna documentary

When Madonna's Malawi documentary, "I Am Because We Are," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the packed audience was not only moved by the images they saw on the screen but also by the music they heard, some of which was composed by a local student.

Jonathan Gordon, a 22-year-old student at The Master's College in Newhall, was tapped by his brother-in-law, director Nathan Rissman, to compose music for the documentary, which shows the abject poverty and deplorable conditions faced by the Malawian people.

July 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students hold book drive for Golden Oak

Some of the empty library shelves at Golden Oak Elementary School are now full of hardcovers and paperbacks, classics and picture books - everything a young student would want to read from Nancy Drew to SpongeBob SquarePants - thanks to the students at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

Sulphur Springs students held a book drive last week, collecting more than 1,300 books for Sulphur Springs School District's newest school, which opens next fall in Canyon Country. Four student council members delivered the books to Golden Oak on Thursday, presenting them to Principal Gayle Abril.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ripple effect on economy as prices rise at pump

Local gasoline prices were only a few cents from the $4-dollar-a-gallon mark for regular unleaded heading into this weekend, and at least one expert said he doesn't see a halt to skyrocketing prices until the end of the year. According to a gas-price survey compiled by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded stood at $3.93, up four cents from last week's average, late Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Garden dedicated to beloved former teacher

Joy Klepfer loved teaching so much.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids discover careers at COC

More than 1,500 students ages five to 20 years old converged on College of the Canyons for the first "Discovering Careers-2008," a hands-on career exploration event featuring exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of technical career fields.

The students attended the April 26 event to find out what people do in a multitude of careers, and businesses did not disappoint them.

July 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials want you to use 10% less water

If you drink a liter of water on any hot day this summer, drink nine deciliters instead.

If you water your lawn for 10 minutes, turn the sprinkler off after nine minutes.

July 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's diverse faiths come together

There were prayers for unity and prayers for peace.

In several languages, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council celebrated the National Day of Prayer outside of Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday and joined in praying for the local community.

July 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountasia event today to raise funds for Summer Meltdown

The Yes I Can students of the William S. Hart High School District are throwing a fundraiser at Mountasia from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today to help cover costs of the students' May 10 Summer Meltdown concert at Golden Valley High's outdoor amphitheater.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC plans open house on Tuesday

College of the Canyons will showcase its engineering, computer science, surveying, construction management and computer networking departments in an open house on Tuesday.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials plan 'clean' week

City officials are encouraging residents to "Keep Santa Clarita Clean" during the month of May and the city is kicking off the effort with Pride Week, beginning Sunday and ending May 10.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School buses involved in 2 collisions

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Santa Clarita transit bus collided with a William S. Hart Union High School District school bus on Newhall Avenue in Newhall, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were 30 children on the school bus at the time of the traffic collision.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountain lions spotted in Newhall

Two mountain lions were spotted near the 21300 block of Oakriver Lane of Newhall shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish spot fire near Acton

Firefighters wasted no time extinguishing a "spot fire" near Highway 14 just north of Escondido Canyon Road Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election Day in Santa Clarita

Today is Election Day in the City of Santa Clarita. Thirteen candidates are vying for three seats on the city council. If you haven't already sent in a mail-in ballot, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboy Festival preps for 21st year

For history buff Maria Christopher, the quiet walk down Main Street before the crowds arrive at Melody Ranch is her favorite part of the Cowboy Festival.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stuffed with kindness

Valencia resident Miles Benson is 13 years old now, but he was just 8 when he had a terrifying experience that landed him in the hospital.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charge

A 45-year-old Valencia man pointed a gun at someone and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon just before midnight Saturday, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Library Bag Sale held this week

The Santa Clarita Public Library's periodic Bag Sale is on this week, meaning members of the community can fill up specific bags with used books at a cost of just $7 - including the bag.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


FDA decision regarding MannKind delayed

MannKind Corp. of Santa Clarita announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended by three months the review period of its ultra-rapid-acting diabetes treatment.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured, 2 arrested in Jakes Way street fight

A man being beaten up during a street fight in Canyon Country attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and ran into a crowd of people, injuring a woman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New standardized tests prompt school districts to update technology

With new, technologically demanding standardized tests on the horizon, Santa Clarita Valley school districts have worked for months, or even years, to prepare their technology infrastructures, teachers and students for the shift, officials said last week.

April 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man arrested on attempted murder charge

A Newhall woman was injured and rushed to the hospital with lacerations to her head and neck, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigating home egging incident

School bullies are suspected in the "egging" of a house and a car in Valencia last week, according to a report filed by a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputy who responded to the incident.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samsung expanding into SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rising through the ranks

When Gabriel Magdaleno was a kid, he enjoyed accompanying his grandfather to the Van Nuys General Motors plant, where Camaros and Firebirds were then built.

April 07, 2014 | Charlie Kaijo | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff hopefuls talk at forum

Working to restore public trust was among the top priorities stated Saturday by a selection of the candidates running to be the new sheriff of Los Angeles County.

April 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vandals strike Castaic Elementary again

In what has become a monthly occurrence this year, vandals illegally entered Castaic Union School District classrooms recently, damaged property and, in the most recent case, rifled through the desks of at least two teachers, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.

April 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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